December 4, 2019, 1pm PST
More and more, cities are seeing little-used highways as a chance to reverse the planning decisions of the 20th century and provide more housing and economic opportunities.
October 28, 2019, 12pm PDT
Rochester, the third-most-populous city in Minnesota and birthplace of the Mayo Clinic, has approved a plan to build bus rapid transit.
September 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
The city of Rochester, New York, decided to take legal action that ensures the city is as safe for people on bikes as intended.
July 23, 2019, 2pm PDT
Colorful, engaging crosswalks aren’t the norm, but they’re popping up around the country. And while they aren’t in line with federal guidelines, they have transformed streets and intersections.
August 22, 2018, 7am PDT
Rochester, New York is launching the new Neighbors for Neighbors program.
August 26, 2017, 7am PDT
The lesson is simple: don't widen freeways if you want to reduce congestion and auto-dependence.
May 7, 2017, 9am PDT
What do Rochester, Cedar Rapids, Grand Rapids, and Chattanooga have to do with each other? According to Federal Reserve Banks, they are all examples of cities doing growth right.
October 11, 2016, 10am PDT
A project to fill-in the Inner Loop in Rochester, New York is underway. It took a lot of contemporary planning to undo this mistake of mid-century planning.
July 9, 2015, 7am PDT
One of the world's most renowned medical facilities and foundations is planning to make a substantial investment in its hometown.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 10, 2014, 8am PDT
Streetsblog doesn’t pull any punches with its “Golden Crater” award—an award for the worst parking crater in the country, selected by a March Madness style tournament. This year's winner/loser: Rochester, New York.
February 12, 2014, 11am PST
The Congress for the New Urbanism releases a Top 10 list highlighting the worst, most ready-to-be-junked urban freeways. New Orleans, Syracuse, and Detroit make the list. Boulevards are a viable and much-needed alternative, says CNU.
Congress for the New Urbanism
July 19, 2013, 6am PDT
Is your city's transit agency caught in a cycle of rising fares, declining service, and chronic financial problems? Mark Aesch has used an innovative approach to turn around the bus systems in Rochester and Detroit. Could it work in your city?
January 18, 2012, 11am PST
It used to be that Rochester's fortunes were tied to its hometown company, Eastman Kodak. Peter Applebome looks at how the city has managed to avoid the long slide of its famous inhabitant.
September 22, 2008, 6am PDT
Unlike the public transit systems of many other cities, Rochester, New York, recently lowered its fares -- and they've got a budget surplus to boot. But to maintain this economic rarity, service has been reduced.